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Book review: Free: coming of age at the end of history by Lea Ypi

Haxhiu, Andi (2022) Book review: Free: coming of age at the end of history by Lea Ypi. LSE Review of Books (23 May 2022). Blog Entry.

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In her award-winning memoir Free, Lea Ypi reflects on the paradoxes of freedom through her recollections of coming of age at the collapse of communist Albania in December 1990 and its transition from Enver Hoxha’s dictatorship to a presumably freer, capitalist and more democratic nation. This stylistically elegant and thought-provoking book is a significant contribution to understanding a period of Albania’s transition still left underexplored and will be read for many years to come, writes Andi Haxhiu.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 08:51
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2023 10:40

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